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Thoughts on all things tech from DXC’s distinguished technologists

Having the right digital mindset

“Digital” is used as a title to cover the current business and computing era. Being “digital” is about having the right mindset. There is no magic course or exam that you can take that will pronounce you as being “digital.” It’s how you apply yourself against the changing landscape of business and technology. There are many […]

Are you really Agile?

“Agile” is most definitely one of those words that is used liberally in sales brochures, delivery reports and, in fact, any form of communication that is attempting to show the reader that the team at hand is working “differently.” Under the banner of Agile are a number of “processes” — although we have to be […]

Welcome to the new workplace of ‘me’

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This point in history combines a unique set of circumstances. It’s Moore’s Law meets the internet — a concoction of velocity and connectedness we’ve never had before. Umpteen years ago, we could have said something similar about the steam engine and the industrial revolution — new possibilities abound. The possibilities today come from our connectedness […]

As data becomes the new currency, here’s how to tap into its value

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Companies thriving in the digital age don’t see data as mere “digital exhaust” belching out from transactional systems. Instead, they view data as a prized enterprise asset that can help them to monetize opportunities, improve productivity, engage more meaningfully with their stakeholders, and respond to threats. Data has become the new currency, but how can […]

Z is for zabeta

We made it! This is the final post in my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. “Zabeta” is a British word meaning tariff or tax. “The robots are coming! So is the tax!” […]

Y is for yottabyte

I am nearing the end of my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. You are probably more used to terms such as megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte in everyday computing terms. Yottabyte is […]

Leadership: What can we learn from Silicon Valley?

What can we learn about leadership from the big IT organisations in Silicon Valley? The cynical side of me thinks that whether it’s Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, etc., whenever we hear a “we do leadership better” it’s more of a marketing ploy than a real piece of referenceable material.  In other words, if we think […]

X is for xperience

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Xperience (ok, I am stretching the bounds here as I am reaching the end of the alphabet – it’s a […]

W is for wearables

 This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Whether it’s a smart watch or a fitness tracker, our wrists now contain one of the most popular wearables — […]

Five (not so) easy steps to CPG digital transformation

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Digital transformation is helping companies in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry streamline operations, increase business agility and gain deeper insights into their data. But the digital transformation journey is not an easy one. Success can only be achieved if enterprises are willing to go through change by embracing the mindset, culture, operating model, work […]